Reflections on the GSA Conference

By Ifetayo M. Flannery (Temple University) September 13, 2013 Just as the summer began to unfold in May of 2013, the first Ghana Studies Association Conference was convening. I was unaware that this conference would become the highlight of the season. From great lengths, students and scholars gathered in Kumasi. By way of age, geography,…

Inside the GSA 2013 Conference

              By Carly Goodman (Temple University) September 9, 2013 I was nearing the end of five months of living in Ghana when I started to get more frequent emails from Ben Talton. He had done a tremendous amount of planning from the States for the first ever Ghana Studies…

The Literary Scene in Accra: a review

By Manu Herbstein The past year has seen a modest revival of literary activity in Accra, best symbolized perhaps by the active participation of President John Dramani Mahama in the second annual Ghana Association of Writers Book Festival held in the lobby of the National Theatre on Founders’ Day 21st September, 2012.  President Mahama, who is…

Notes on Kumasi Fieldwork

By Gracia Clark (Indiana University) Professor Clark, right, in Kumasi I was fortunate in 2011 to participate in two group research projects, which enabled me to spend nine months in Kumasi.  In the fall I wrapped up work on an NEH grant originating with Michigan State historian David Robinson preparing materials for a series of web…